June 01, 2015

Home Decor Abounds with vibrant color this season ~


Summer is officially here and what better way to create a home oasis than with this year’s tropical paradise color palette?  Inspiration in home decor as well as the fashion runways come through many avenues…and more often than not, via our environment.


We took inspiration in the jungle birds found in the canopies of tropical rainforests.  If these beautiful birds can wear colors such as apple green, tangerine and teal with great finesse, then why not the rooms of your home?


Tropical paradise palette 2015

The colorful plumage of the Macaw invites us to explore bold and stunning interior design for our home this season. Photo:


Summer 2015 green-blue

Bold brush strokes of apple green or shades of turquoise turn any room into an uplifting oasis – turning your home decor from “so so” to “oh-so-fabulous”! Photos: Pinterest and HGTV Dream Home


Summer 2015 tropical colors outdoor

No sense keeping all this tropical color indoors! Move it outside to your outdoor living area and patio. Bright accessories such as pillows, rugs, planters and lamps tie it all together. Photo left: Ciao Newport Beach Blogspot; Photo right: Pinterest


Summer 2015 muted

If big splashes of color isn’t your idea of brightening up your home then go with the “less is more” option. Use accents such as colored fruit in interesting glass containers to brighten up a lack luster corner of the room…or maybe nestle these absolutely stunning floor lamps from along a quiet hallway? There’s always unique opportunities to display a bit of color throughout your home!  Photo left: Better Homes & Gardens;   photo right: Kouboo


Summer 2015 fushia-garnet

Pack a punch with well-placed color choices in neutral rooms for a more elegant atmosphere. A spot of bubble gum pink, fuchsia or the unexpected garnet upholstery of a refurbished chair bring out the unexpected. Photo left: Style Files; photo right: Little Green Notebook blogspot.


Summer 2015 turquoise-olive

Here we have basic white as the room’s foundation…highlighted with spots of color represented in the lighting, artwork, chairs and pillows. These can be changed out anytime, any season depending on your mood! Photo left: Phoebe Howard; photo right: LaMaison Dannag


Summer 2015 blues

Even the simplest entrance way deserves a bit of attention! A tropical ocean blue set against the homes’ white interior creates the perfect focus wall. Explore the many shades of blue for your rooms: Watercolor Blue Paint Colors (CCW from top: Meander Blue by Sherwin-Williams, Tropical Surf by Glidden, High Tide by True Value, Soar by Behr, and Poolside by Olympic). Photo left: Seaside home on Waiheke Island-NZ; photo right: Better Homes & Gardens


Summer 2015 teal-tangerine

Inspiration takes many forms. Maybe dark teal walls accented with tangerine splashes and turquoise stools are more your taste? Or possibly the Bohemian style of this overly generous daybed covered in rich textiles? Photo left: Online Fabric Store; photo right: Inspire Bohemia


Summer 2015 Neutrals

Neutrals belong in any home as well as any color palette no matter the season. This simple yet sophisticated boudoir brings calm and tranquility for a good night’s rest and sweet dreams. Photo left: Kouboo; photo right: Pinterest